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CBI questions Himachal CM’s son

A case was registered on Sept 23 last year under Prevention of Corruption Act against Virbhadra Singh

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Publish Date: Jun 21 2016 2:27PM | Updated Date: Jun 21 2016 2:27PM

CBI questions Himachal CM’s son

The CBI questioned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh on Tuesday in connection with an alleged disproportionate assets case.

 
He reached agency’s headquarters in Delhi around 11 a.m. for his questioning, said an official. 
 
CBI on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister's children, Vikramaditya and Aprajita Kumari, have been called for questioning as witnesses in the case.
 
Vikramaditya and Aprajita had filed a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking their protection from arrest after the CBI called them for questioning on Monday and Tuesday. 
 
Aprajita and Vikramaditya told the court that their father and mother have been named as accused in the FIR along with others, but they have not been named. They told the court that they will join the investigation but they apprehend that the CBI may detain them.
 
A case was registered on September 23 last year under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, Life Insurance Corporation agent Anand Chauhan and associate Chunni Lal after a preliminary inquiry allegedly found that Virbhadra Singh accumulated assets worth Rs 6.03 crore, in his and his family members' names, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.
 
The 81-year-old senior Congress leader was questioned twice by the CBI in connection with the case earlier this month. 
 
The CBI officials said they wanted to question Virbhadra's children as he was evasive about his "illegal" wealth and not cooperating in the investigation.